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Definition 1: magnitude or extent - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where proportion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a building of vast proportions

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(proportion is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

Definition 2: harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where proportion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance

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(proportion is a kind of ...) the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

"the arrangement of the furniture" "the placement of the chairs"

Definition 3: the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole - [noun denoting linkdef]

(proportion is a kind of ...) the ratio of two quantities to be divided

(... is a kind of proportion ) (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds

"the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"

(... is a kind of proportion ) a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)

(... is a kind of proportion ) the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long)

(... is a kind of proportion ) the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

"the scale of the map" "the scale of the model"

(... is a kind of proportion ) a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure

"the literacy rate" "the retention rate" "the dropout rate"

(... is a kind of proportion ) the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

(... is a kind of proportion ) the number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease

(... is a kind of proportion ) the number of cases of a disease ending in death divided by the number of cases of the disease; usually expressed as a percentage or as the number of deaths per 1000 cases

(proportion is a part of ...) one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

Definition 4: the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where proportion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations
  • a dry martini has a large proportion of gin

Synonyms for proportion in the sense of this definition

(proportion is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

Definition 5: balance among the parts of something - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for proportion in the sense of this definition

(proportion is a kind of ...) equality of distribution

Definition 6: adjust in size relative to other things - [verb of change]

(proportion is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of proportion ) reduce proportionally

"The model is scaled down"

(... is a kind of proportion ) increase proportionally

"scale up the model"

Definition 7: give pleasant proportions to - [verb of change]

Samples where proportion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harmonize a building with those surrounding it

(proportion is a kind of ...) bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously

"harmonize the different interests"

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